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Engaging Teacher Book Recommendations

If you are looking for a fantastic novel for your teacher book club or just to read yourself, I have compiled a list of teacher book recommendations of books I have enjoyed reading.

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Engaging Teacher Book Recommendations

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (YA Graphic Novel)

Enjoy the story of a high school basketball team on their journey to the state championship game.

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth (Thriller)

Respected surgeon Stephen Aston is getting remarried. His daughters think the new wife is unsuitable given the age difference. Not everything is as it seems in this novel.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (Thriller)

When Hannah’s husband suddenly disappears – he leaves behind a note telling her to protect her stepdaughter. Hannah is lost and confused as to why the man she loves is wanted by the authorities and why her stepdaughter needs protection. You won’t be able to put this novel down.

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi (Historical Fiction)

Lakshmi escapes an abusive marriage at seventeen. She moves to the city and creates a new life of herself as a henna artist. She works hard to maintain her reputation and career. Her husband finds her one day and brings her a sister she did not know existed.

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin (Romance)

In this modern retelling of Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, Ayesha and Khalid must put aside their initial thoughts of each other and work towards discovering who each other really is.


In Five Years by Rebecca Serle (Romance)

Dannie Kohan goes to bed content that her life is turning out just how she wants it until she wakes up five years in the future with a different life. She spends only 1 hour in the future before she is returned to her life that she knows but can’t forget the time she spent in the future.

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune (Romance)

I hope that everyone experiences love that leaves them breathless at least once in their lives. Percy has loved Sam for almost her entire life. She knows that leaving him was a huge mistake. Life circumstances throw them back together – will their connection rekindle? Can love come back once it’s lost? I love that this book is set in Ontario and references both rural and urban areas.

One Night on the Island by Josie Silver (Romance)

Is it possible for two strangers sharing a cottage to fall in love? Of course – but their journey back to each other after their separation is a great part of this novel.

Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze (Non-Fiction)

Learn 7 different money habits to help you live a more fulfilling life.

Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better at It? by Kim and Penn Holderness (Non-Fiction)

A modern take on marriage and advice to make yours stronger.

Food Saved Me: My Journey of Finding Health and Hope through the Power of Food by Danielle Walker (Non-Fiction)

If you have or know someone who has a chronic illness or an autoimmune disease they need to read this book about the power of food.

Are you looking for more teacher book recommendations? 

For more teacher book recommendations, check out this ever-growing list, Book Recommendations For Teachers.

For more great middle school books, check out this blog post – Best Middle School Book Recommendations. Also, check out some fantastic YA books in this blog post – High School Book Recommendations.

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